Direct discrimination

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  • Race discrimination: Additional guidance on proving direct discrimination

    Date:
    15 January 1997
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Qureshi v (1) Victoria University of Manchester (2) Brazier, the EAT holds that an industrial tribunal wrongly adopted a "piecemeal approach" in determining whether the less favourable treatment complained of by an employee against his employer and his boss was on the ground of his race.

  • Race discrimination: Repeated refusals to upgrade may be "continuing act"

    Date:
    1 December 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    An employer's many refusals to upgrade an employee, or to give him opportunities to act up, could amount to a "continuing act" for the purposes of establishing whether the employee's race discrimination complaint was time-barred, holds the EAT in Owusu v London Fire and Civil Defence Authority.

  • Exclusions and qualifications: Proof of qualifying service is not precondition to jurisdiction

    Date:
    1 July 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Leicester University Students' Union v Mahomed, the EAT holds that, while proof of two years' continuous employment is a precondition to a finding of unfair dismissal, it is not a precondition to an industrial tribunal having jurisdiction to consider such a complaint.

  • Redundancy: Tribunals must "grasp the nettle" of racial discrimination

    Date:
    1 February 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    The EAT holds in Grewal v Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council that an industrial tribunal's decision that there had been no racial discrimination was perverse, where the facts showed that the complainant had suffered less favourable treatment for which the employer had given no credible explanation.

  • Race discrimination: Non-recognition of African service was not on "racial grounds"

    Date:
    1 December 1994
    Type:
    Law reports

    East African Asian employees of a UK bank who were required to waive their right to have their African service with a "group" employer credited for pension purposes, had not suffered race discrimination, holds the Court of Appeal in Barclays Bank plc v Kapur and others.

  • Black trainee solicitor unlawfully dismissed

    Date:
    1 December 1994
    Type:
    Law reports

    A black trainee solicitor who was dismissed when she failed her Law Society finals was unlawfully discriminated against on grounds of race, rules a Leicester industrial tribunal (Chair: P D Williams) in Lindsay v Ironsides Ray & Vials.

  • Discrimination: Individual cannot complain about advertisement

    Date:
    1 July 1994
    Type:
    Law reports

    Only the Commission for Racial Equality can bring proceedings in respect of a job advertisement which indicates that the advertiser intends to do an unlawful act of race discrimination, holds the EAT in Cardiff Women's Aid v Hartup.

  • "Interviews were a sham"

    Date:
    1 September 1993
    Type:
    Law reports

    An Asian "ethnic minority specialist careers officer" who was not selected for a course which would enable him to perform his duties, was discriminated against on grounds of race, holds a Bedford industrial tribunal (Chair: C Tribe) in Bath v Bedfordshire County Council.

  • Discrimination: Compensation cannot include exemplary damages

    Date:
    1 July 1993
    Type:
    Law reports

    An industrial tribunal has no power to award exemplary damages in a discrimination case, holds the EAT in Deane v London Borough of Ealing and another, following the ruling of the Court of Appeal in Gibbons and others v South West Water Services Ltd.

  • Discrimination: Drawing inferences - the common-sense approach

    Date:
    20 December 1991
    Type:
    Law reports

    In King v The Great Britain-China Centre the Court of Appeal reviews the circumstances in which an industrial tribunal may draw an inference of racial discrimination.

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